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August Windows 8.1 Update KB2979500 and/or KB2975719

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    Windows 8.1

    August Windows 8.1 Update KB2979500 and/or KB2975719


    Does anyone know what these update do?

    I have a friend who did the Important and Optional Windows Updates and now when he goes to the "Metro" window, the taskbar doesn't appear and disappear as it did before. It's now a permanent resident on the bottom of his monitor. He thinks this could be a buggy update.

    I did only the Important Windows Updates and my taskbar is as it should be; it appears when I mouse down to it and disappears when I mouse away from it. I don't think I want to do the optional updates until I know what they do.

    I'm wondering if KB2979500 could be the culprit. Or, for that matter, could KB2975719 be the problem? I'm not thinking 2975719 could be it, since it's been released before.

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    This is what I found.






    Just found this. @4:40 PM August 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

    This is what I found that it does. Looks like it mostly not for desktops.

    Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. Precision touchpad improvements ? three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag.? Miracast Receive ? exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the as a Miracast receiver.? Minimizing login for SharePoint Online ? reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the ?Keep me signed in? check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site.Windows 8.1 update is not mandatory, but everyone running Windows 8.1 is strongly recommended to install it as soon as possible.
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    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Does anyone know what these update do?

    I have a friend who did the Important and Optional Windows Updates and now when he goes to the "Metro" window, the taskbar doesn't appear and disappear as it did before. It's now a permanent resident on the bottom of his monitor. He thinks this could be a buggy update.
    System Properties > Advanced > Performance Options > and turning on "Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing"
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